The Pristella Tetra can be a really good fish for the freshwater fish beginner. These tetras are fairly hardy and should do well in a somewhat broader range of water parameters than other tetras. The Pristella is very peaceful when kept in small schools of 6 or more. However, they may become skittish if kept with larger tank mates.
Physically, these tetras get to be about 2 inches (5 cm) and they are sometimes called the X-Ray tetra because of its almost transparent body. Look for the signature black stripe across the middle of the dorsal fin.
Scientific Name : Pristella maxillaris
Common Names : X-Ray Tetra, Pristella Tetra, Albino Pristella
Care Level : Easy, good for the freshwater fish beginner
Size : 2 inches (5 cm)
pH : 6 - 8
Temperature : 75°F - 82°F (24°C - 28°C)
Lifespan : 5 years or longer
Origin / Habitat : Amazon River, South America
Temperament / Behavior : This is a schooling fish that is usually very peaceful. It is listed as a non-invasive species.
Breeding : They have been bred in captivity and are egg layers. They will scatter eggs in plants and they should hatch in 24 hours.